research and writing

Research Interests

  • assessment of programmatic grantmaking activities
  • diversity and grantmaking
  • collaboration across organizations and roles
  • professional development and other workforce issues in digital scholarship
  • service modeling for new digital scholarship services
  • data and digital libraries / digital collections
  • use and users of digital resources

Selected Publications

Varner, S. & Hswe, P. (2016). Digital humanities in libraries. American Libraries Magazine, 47(1-2). Preprint and postprint:

Hswe, P. (2015). Peering outward: Data curation services in academic libraries and scientific data publishing. In M. Bonn and M. Furlough (eds.), Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers (pp. 221-248). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. Chapter preprint available at: Open access version of book available at: (PDF). Date accessed: 7 March 2015.

Hswe, P. (2014, May 8). GSLIS InfoBlitz: Learning, liaising, and leading: A librarian finds her way. [blog post]. Available at: Date accessed: 26 December 2014.

Hswe, P. (2012). Data management services in libraries. In N. Xiao and L.R. McEwen (eds.), Special Issues in Data Management (pp. 115-128). Book DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1110. Chapter DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1110.ch007.

Hswe, P., Giarlo, M.J., Belden, M., Clair, K., Coughlin, D. & Klimczyk, L. (2012). Building a community of curatorial practice at Penn State: A case study. Journal of Digital Information, 13 (1). Available at: Date accessed: 30 January 2014.

Hswe, P., Furlough, M.J., Giarlo, M.J.,  & Martin, M. (2011). Responding to the call to curate: digital curation in practice at Penn State University Libraries. International Journal of Digital Curation, 6 (2). Available at: Date accessed: 30 January 2014.

Watson, A., French, A., Hswe, P. & Williford, C. (2011). Of hybrarians, scholar-librarians, academic refugees, and feral professionals. In B. Nowviskie (Ed.), #alt-academy: Alternate Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars. Available at: Date accessed: 30 January 2014.

Hswe, P. & Holt, A. (2011). Joining in the enterprise of response in the wake of the NSF data management planning requirement. Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, 274 (February 2011), 11–17. Available at: (PDF download). Date accessed: 30 January 2014.

Godby, J., Hswe, P., Klavans, J., Cho, H., Roth, D., Ratinov, L. & Jackson, L. (2010). Who’s who in your digital collection? Developing a tool for name disambiguation and identity resolution. Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science. Available at: Date accessed: 30 January 2014.

Han, M-J. & Hswe, P. (2010). The evolving role of the metadata librarian: competencies found in job descriptions from 2000 to 2008. Library Resources and Technical Services. 54(3), 129-141. Available at:  (PDF of issue). Date accessed: 30 January 2014.